Evidence that the world is a ridiculously science fictional place sometimes (or maybe science-fictionally ridiculous):
- The New York Times runs a serious article on Bostrom’s Simulation Argument;
- A notorious SL griefing gang’s deposed leader quotes Vonnegut in defence of his activities;
- The tactic of patenting anything and everything looks to have made it as far as storylines, jokes and movie scripts;
- Microsoft is taking legal action over fan-fic based on locations and characters from X-Box games.
Like the song says, it’s a mad world.
As you may have guessed, this is in lieu of posting about anything more substantial, because I’m having one of those weeks where a number of deadlines intersect, and a few short notice projects arrive at the same time as a forgotten one …
… which is a shame, because I quite want to collect my thoughts about the renewed arm-waving over Mundane SF. But who knows what might happen; blogging is a great displacement activity, after all. 🙂